Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is probably a good business decision. Economy class fares from Asia to the United States and Europe are already low, because there's so much competition. The market probably doesn't need another entrant — at least for now. And who knows? Air Asia X might change its strategy at some point.

1 week ago

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The low-cost, long-haul revolution is only just starting to take off. Will full-service carriers be able to adapt to this new reality or are we about to see a total realignment?

1 week ago

Clever Ways Basic Economy Fares Force Flyers To Pay Extra

Clever Ways Basic Economy Fares Force Flyers To Pay Extra

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are using cheap basic economy fares, and more expensive traditional economy fares, to drive revenue. And the worse the basic economy experience becomes, the more likely flyers are to choose more expensive fares.

3 weeks ago

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

Thomas Gualtieri and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is hoping to beat the online agents at their own game by making its website a one-stop-shop for all things travel. Offering a small number of flights with other carriers is a start but it will need to have more of everything if it ever wants to take even the smallest chunk out of Expedia and Booking.com.

1 month ago

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

We're still at the point where accepting bitcoin is nothing more than a clever marketing ploy.

1 month ago

Flyers Choose Cheap Over Champagne and That’s Bad for Singapore Air

Flyers Choose Cheap Over Champagne and That’s Bad for Singapore Air

Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg

Singapore was able to compete with very hungry low-cost rivals, and it should be able to do the same with high-end rivals that are hitting some stumbling blocks of their own.

1 month ago

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific has had years to watch low cost airlines steal share from European legacy carriers. Asia has been a little behind Europe, but it's increasingly clear that Asian travelers also demand cheap flights with few frills. Cathay needs to give customers what they want, or it will be in trouble.

1 month ago

EasyJet Wants to Hire 450 Pilots But Will Have a Challenge Recruiting Them

EasyJet Wants to Hire 450 Pilots But Will Have a Challenge Recruiting Them

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EasyJet’s growth plans hinge on having the requisite number of pilots to fly its aircraft. It will have to offer enticing packages to recruit the right people in an era of shortages.

1 month ago

EasyJet Is Buying Bigger Aircraft to Take Advantage of Alitalia and Air Berlin’s Woes

EasyJet Is Buying Bigger Aircraft to Take Advantage of Alitalia and Air Berlin’s Woes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

With space being at a premium at key airports during peak periods, EasyJet has done the sensible thing in upping the size of its aircraft. Its performance hasn't been great since the Brexit vote but with weaker carriers struggling, it is in a position to turn things around.

1 month ago

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Investors may not like it, but WestJet must protect its business against low cost carriers. Legacy european airlines were not prepared for competition from EasyJet and Ryanair, and they suffered. WestJet does not want to face the same fate.

2 months ago

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For economic reasons, the transatlantic aviation market has been a hotbed of innovation since the first direct flight almost 100 years ago. Building on the foundations set before, the new disrupters believe we are on the verge of a huge change. Will it last?

2 months ago

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The budget airline's expansion to Asia will be operated by Norwegian UK, a Gatwick-based subsidiary. Insiders hint that the low-cost carrier will use this subsidiary to open other routes in Asia, Africa, and South America.

2 months ago